Consultant as GIS Specialist (Bali Based)

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25 days ago

Program Overview
The Bali Climate and Green Development initiative believes that fostering the agency and leadership of local government and broader segments of the society is key to ensure that the climate neutrality agenda remains strong and becomes a way of life and pathway for development, regardless of national and local political transitions. It will require concerted efforts amongst various actors to create breakthroughs with long-lasting climate, social, and economic impacts. Our main targets in this project consist of local government, especially in the field of energy and transportation, electric vehicle (EV) and clean energy business owners, coastal communities, and sustainable tourism communities. While most of them have already had a common understanding towards the urgency of climate transition, they need to be equipped with more information, knowledge, and thought-leadership avenues to build ideas and make actions.

World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia has co-designed a multi-year’s program for Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative with our partners in Bali, to demonstrate how a rapid, province-scale effort with a focus on energy decarbonization and climate solutions can benefit local people, the economy, and the environment, while at the same time providing a strong foundation for the province’s climate neutrality by 2045 and contributing to national climate targets. This project’s theory of change is adapted from the program to ensure synergy and collaboration between partners to achieve our overarching goal.

Job Highlights
The GIS specialist will be based in Bali and work closely with the Bali Climate & Green Development Initiative team to develop spatial insights to inform key stakeholders in Bali, in regard to the plan of e-mobility and clean energy transition.

What You Will Do
In coordination with the Senior Lead, E-Mobility Program, the GIS specialist will have responsibilities to:
Research and Technical Works (50%):
  • Provide spatial insights on Bali’s green development including but not limited to topics of clean energy, e-mobility, sustainable tourism and zone development.
  • Lead technical works related research and data analysis of Bali’s Electric Vehicle Zone (EV Zone) and/or Low Emission Zone (LEZ) development.
  • Supervise all the works related to spatial plan and development carried out by the implementing partners in Bali.

Project Management (30%):
  • Support the Program Leads in project implementation related with Bali Climate & Green Development program.
  • Support the Program Leads in developing detailed implementation plan of the project particularly on GIS research component.
  • Support the Program Leads in administration works for project implementation including procurement, TOR development, travel request and call for proposal.
  • Provide support to report development to internal and external parties.

Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement (20%):
  • Develop outreach/communication materials, technical guideline, training modules and plan for key stakeholders in Bali in project related to GIS work.
  • Represent WRI Indonesia in a forum/dialogue/meeting with stakeholders related to GIS/spatial works.
  • Contribute to blogpost, brief writings, media interview to advance the awareness of Bali’s EV zone topics in Bali.
  • Liaise with WRI Indonesia communication team for any communication-related products and events.

What You Will Need
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geodesy, Geomatics, Geography, Informatics, Urban Planning or any other related field to GIS.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of full-time work experience in geospatial analysis using GIS software. Experiences in urban projects such as transport and energy is a plus.
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Able to travel to other provinces/cities in Indonesia.
  • Studies, interest or experience working on climate, energy, transportation, sustainability, e-mobility, and environment sector issues is preferred
  • Experience in scientific writing with history in publishing international peer-reviewed journal is a plus.
  • Highly organized and systematic with strong time management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment and cross sectoral themes
  • Highly motivated, strong can-do attitude, proactive work style and excellent organizational skills and work-ethic.
  • Problem solver who is willing to develop and share ideas internally and externally

  • Final draft of Bali’s EV Zone Development Report.
  • Completed capacity building on GIS/spatial development with Bali’s stakeholders.
  • Final version or published knowledge products as planned in the projects
  • Technical analyses results (i.e. presentations or reports) as planned in the projects
  • Monthly verbal or written progress report to the team

January – August 2023

Terms of Payment
Daily-rate based consultant with maximum 18 (eighteen) working days per month

Contract Arrangement
Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)

What we offer:
  • Consultant rate that is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Travel insurance for both domestic and international for any travel duty as assigned by WRI Indonesia
  • Access to the WRI global network
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

How to apply:
In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal.

Application close: 1700 (
DKI Jakarta local time ), 17 January 2022 . We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

About Us
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Our culture:
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

WRI Indonesia
is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.